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Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Dec 18, 2014
Obokata fails to reproduce 'STAP cell' discovery
Embattled scientist Haruko Obokata has failed to reproduce her so-called STAP cell discovery at the Riken research institute, it is learned.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Dec 1, 2014
Fear of unknown barrier to iPS cures, expert says
Masayo Takahashi, who led the world's first operation to implant induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells into a human body, says greater Japanese understanding of the risks and benefits of new medical procedures is key to achieving her goal of standardizing the procedure one day.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Oct 23, 2014
Japanese team develops cardiac tissue sheet from human iPS cells
A team of Japanese researchers has successfully created cardiac tissue sheets generated from human induced pluripotent stem cells, according to a study in the online British journal Scientific Reports.
EDITORIALS
Sep 21, 2014
iPS treatment window opens
This month's transplant of a retina sheet made of induced pluripotent stem cells into a human being marks a Japanese milestone toward the application of iPS cells in the treatment of disease.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Sep 19, 2014
IPS study offers hope to those with rare bone, cartilage diseases
Kyoto University and Hyogo College of Medicine scientists find a potential treatment for people suffering from currently incurable diseases.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jun 27, 2014
Mice with ALS live longer with iPS treatment, study says
Researchers say they can prolong the lives of mice with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis by about 10 days, a finding that could lead to treating the neurodegenerative disorder in humans.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Mar 7, 2014
Research on using iPS cells to treat Parkinson's disease in works
Japanese researchers are aiming to commence clinical research as early as next year using induced pluripotent stem cells to help control the progress of Parkinson's disease, a member of the team said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Feb 11, 2014
Yamanaka takes issue with claims STAP cells are safer than iPS option
Nobel Prize-winning scientist Shinya Yamanaka, facing reporters in Kyoto, decried "three misconceptions" about the induced pluripotent stem, or iPS, cells that he developed in relation to STAP cells were recently unveiled.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jan 9, 2014
Team develops new way to culture iPS cells with reduced infection risk
A team of Japanese researchers has developed a new way to easily culture induced pluripotent stem cells that has a low risk of infection in transplant therapy, a British science journal reported.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 5, 2013
Center starts iPS cell stockpiling project
The Kyoto University Center for iPS Cell Research and Application has started creating induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells) for stockpiling for future use in regenerative medicine and clinical research, officials said.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jul 31, 2013
World's first iPS clinical research for retina regeneration begins
The world's first clinical research using induced pluripotent stem cells, known as iPS cells, for the regeneration of retina begins Thursday, according to a Japanese team of researchers.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jun 27, 2013
Japanese government panel OKs world's first clinical research using iPS cells
A health ministry panel approves the world's first clinical research using human induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, which can grow into any type of human body tissue.
EDITORIALS
Mar 27, 2013
Making clinical use of iPS cells
Japan's Institute of Physical and Chemical Research asks the health ministry for permission to do a clinical study using iPS cells to treat eye disease.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Mar 1, 2013
Riken to apply for approval to conduct iPS clinical research
The government-backed Riken scientific research institute said Thursday it has applied for government permission to conduct clinical research using induced pluripotent stem cells, known as iPS cells, to regenerate retinas.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jan 30, 2013
Stockpile of artificial stem cells in works
Kyoto University professor Shinya Yamanaka has revealed that a project to stockpile artificially derived stem cells for clinical research will start in early February.
JAPAN
Jan 23, 2013
Kyoto team generates kidney tissue from iPS cells
A research team at Kyoto University has succeeded in generating kidney tissue from induced pluripotent stem cells, or iPS cells, for the first time ever.

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